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05-14-2005, 10:48 PM
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Montreal needs!

I would like to know who could be available if let's say there's a cap at 45M$ !!!!
Montreal need
1. Top end defensemen (younger is an asset)
2. Depth at defense(cheap if possible)
3. Top line forward (under 30 is an asset)

montreal is let say at 37m$ so they have 8M$ in room ..
our team look like this:
Zednik - Koivu - ?
? - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Bonk - Sundstrom
? - Begin - Ward

Markov - Rivet
Souray - Komisarek
Bouillon - ?
Theodore
Huet
NOTE:
you can touch any player on this team (includes prospect)
Brisebois wasn't resigned so it saves 4m$ !

let's have fun !

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05-14-2005, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Kryoptix
I would like to know who could be available if let's say there's a cap at 45M$ !!!!
Montreal need
1. Top end defensemen (younger is an asset)
2. Depth at defense(cheap if possible)
3. Top line forward (under 30 is an asset)

montreal is let say at 37m$ so they have 8M$ in room ..
our team look like this:
Zednik - Koivu - ?
? - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Bonk - Sundstrom
? - Begin - Ward

Markov - Rivet
Souray - Komisarek
Bouillon - ?
Theodore
Huet
NOTE:
you can touch any player on this team (includes prospect)
Brisebois wasn't resigned so it saves 4m$ !

let's have fun !
Resign Dagenais for 500K per year, and put him on the fourth line.

Perezhogin could also be used for your second line spot for 500K as well.

Sign Adrian Aucoin for $3.5 million per year.

Sign Kovalev again for $3.5 million per year.

Zednik-Koivu-Ryder (could give Ryder a breakout season.)
Perezhogin-Ribeiro-Kovalev (dynamic second line that spreads out the offense.)
Bulis-Bonk-Sundstrom (solid PK line all around.)
Dagenais-Begin-Ward (mostly filler, but can actually be used in game situations.)

Aucoin-Souray (scary defensive combination, so much offense capability.)
Markov-Komisarek (let Komy go crazy, and keep Markov in is mind set.)
Bouillon-Rivet (hitting power, and a good 3rd d-pairing.)

Theodore (first rate starting goalie, no problems here.)
Huet (good at what he does, and should continue that.)

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05-15-2005, 02:20 AM
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-Trade for Jeff O'Neil or sign Kovalev. (I don't expect big number from Kovalev but can't find better for now. I prefer a guy like O'Neil, better fit but tough to get)
-Higgins could help the second line with is speed and is two-way game.
-Perezhogin could complet Bonk and Bulis and give a offensive touch to this line.
-Sign Jason Wiemer to play on the fourth line, a good checking forward.
-Brisebois have to change is contract. If not, bye, bye!!
-I don't see big change in our defence. Just put Rivet with Hainsey to help the little kid...

Zednik-Koivu-Kovalev
Higgins-Ribeiro-Ryder
Bulis-Bonk-Perezhogin
Wiemer-Begin-Ward

Souray-Brisebois
Markov-Komisarek
Hainsey-Rivet

Theodore
Huet

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05-15-2005, 03:08 AM
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Perezhogin could also be used for your second line spot for 500K as well.

He's under contract for 1.1M, next year is his final year of his contract.

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-Trade for Jeff O'Neil or sign Kovalev. (I don't expect big number from Kovalev but can't find better for now. I prefer a guy like O'Neil, better fit but tough to get)
-Higgins could help the second line with is speed and is two-way game.
-Perezhogin could complet Bonk and Bulis and give a offensive touch to this line.
-Sign Jason Wiemer to play on the fourth line, a good checking forward.
-Brisebois have to change is contract. If not, bye, bye!!
-I don't see big change in our defence. Just put Rivet with Hainsey to help the little kid...

Zednik-Koivu-Kovalev
Higgins-Ribeiro-Ryder
Bulis-Bonk-Perezhogin
Wiemer-Begin-Ward

Souray-Brisebois
Markov-Komisarek
Hainsey-Rivet

Theodore
Huet
Just an FYI, but O'Neill is slated to be a FA this summer(he is 29 so he could end up being a UFA). I'd hold off trading anything for him until you know how far the UFA age will drop.

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Wiemer sign with calgary

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Sign Adrian Aucoin for $3.5 million per year.

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rumor has it that Aucoin's already rejected a $3.5m a yr extension,looking for $5m a yr.With Canadian taxes,the Habs will have to do better then $3.5m.

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What I'm hoping the Habs will do is sign Kovalev or another veteran UFA winger capable of playing on the first line with Koivu. Also try and get a steady blue-liner with size, preferably Aucoin but that may be a stretch so guys like Rathje, Witt or McGillis may be good secondary choices. Lastly I'd like to see them buy-out Brisboise's contract and try and re-sign him for no more than 2 million a year if not let him walk, also I'd like to see them re-negotiate Rivet's contract where he's getting the same amount of money only over an extended amount of years so the Habs are paying him less per year, I think there both loyal enough to the team to take these paycut's. So the line-up would look somthign like this:

Forwards:
Zednik-Koivu-Kovalev
Ryder-Ribeiro-Perezhogin/Hossa
Bulis-Bonk-Sundstrom/Higgins
Ward-Begin-Plekanec
ex.- Dagenais

Defence:
Souray-Aucoin/Other UFA
Markov-Komisarek
Briseboise-Rivet
ex.-Hainsey, Bouillion

Goalies:
Theodore
Huet
Danis

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rumor has it that Aucoin's already rejected a $3.5m a yr extension,looking for $5m a yr.With Canadian taxes,the Habs will have to do better then $3.5m.
He says that now, but when next season rolls around and he's without a contract, I'm sure he'll settle for under 4 million.

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He says that now, but when next season rolls around and he's without a contract, I'm sure he'll settle for under 4 million.
I agree....with a new collective barganning agreement, everyone is going to take paycuts, especially the stars

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resign kovalev , or sign naslund (i dream )
resign brisebois at 1.5 millions


Zednik-Koivu-Kovalev
Ryder -Ribeiro-Perezhogin
Bulis-Bonk-sundstrom/higgins
higgins/sundstrom-Begin-Ward
res: hossa,plekaneck

Markov -Brisebois
Souray-Komisarek
Hainsey-Rivet
res: bouillon

Theodore
Huet

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Originally Posted by Kryoptix
I would like to know who could be available if let's say there's a cap at 45M$ !!!!
Montreal need
1. Top end defensemen (younger is an asset)

I think you are getting awfully greedy. You have Komisarek, who has the potential to be a top-end dman. Likewise, you have Hainsey, who is far from old and has room to develop, though he is not rated as highly as Komisarek. Add to the fact that they are behind just-entering-their-prime dmen like Markov and Sourey. That's more than many teams possess on their backline.

2. Depth at defense(cheap if possible)

Your current NHL d corp runs 7-8 deep, with players who possess NHL experience. Surely, the CBA will change things, but still...

3. Top line forward (under 30 is an asset)

Guess Alexei Kovalev is out of your picture? Old man is over that wretched age 30 mark. Guess he's feeble. Likewise, since you are focused on young players, why not wait out the development of Kostisyn, Locke, Perezhogin, etc. while you have solid contributors like Zednik, Ribeiro, Ryder, etc. producing (and in some cases, still developing) on the NHL level?

Seems to me that Montreal is one team that SHOULD NOT be rushing to make moves, and instead needs to exhibit some PATIENCE, as the ingredients to develop internally are there. And we're not talking about some far-fetched "future" 5-year plan that is commonly talked about for teams on this board. (As in: "The Thrashers will be a dynasty in 5 years!" ). We're talking about becoming a legit contender once NHL hockey resumes. Sometimes, less is more. No need for significant moves, IMO. Sure, some improvement around the edges is required, but this team has a chance to take off, as is.

Just my opinion.


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He says that now, but when next season rolls around and he's without a contract, I'm sure he'll settle for under 4 million.

I agree the players will be taking paycuts,making less.Aucoin's one of the real union hardliners,so it's not surprising that when the isles reportedly made their $3.5m a yr offer,which would have been a $750,000 paycut,he passed.

I'm saying that if he can get that same $3.5m salary from the Isles(or Devils or rangers),he could avoid having to uproot his family and avoid paying higher taxes.That's why I think the Habs will have to offer more then $3.5m.

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He says that now, but when next season rolls around and he's without a contract, I'm sure he'll settle for under 4 million.
I agree. Aucoin may expect a bigger payday than that, but teams are not going to have that kind of room under the payroll cap.

I don't think Aucoin would play for Montreal though, but that is another issue. I think he is going to wind up on a true contender - an excellent team (like Ottawa) not a good team (like Montreal).

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-Trade for Jeff O'Neil or sign Kovalev. (I don't expect big number from Kovalev but can't find better for now. I prefer a guy like O'Neil, better fit but tough to get)
-Higgins could help the second line with is speed and is two-way game.
-Perezhogin could complet Bonk and Bulis and give a offensive touch to this line.
-Sign Jason Wiemer to play on the fourth line, a good checking forward.
-Brisebois have to change is contract. If not, bye, bye!!
-I don't see big change in our defence. Just put Rivet with Hainsey to help the little kid...
Wiemer already signed with Calgary.

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I agree. Aucoin may expect a bigger payday than that, but teams are not going to have that kind of room under the payroll cap.

I don't think Aucoin would play for Montreal though, but that is another issue. I think he is going to wind up on a true contender - an excellent team (like Ottawa) not a good team (like Montreal).
Boston would be an interesting choice. Not too far from New York....

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I agree with Trottier... Just give it time, with some minor tinkering, and Montreal will do just fine.

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I agree with Trottier... Just give it time, with some minor tinkering, and Montreal will do just fine.
Just think back to the end of last season, when everything was clicking and the Habs were the hottest team in the league. The team is actually quite good when it wants to be.

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Just think back to the end of last season, when everything was clicking and the Habs were the hottest team in the league. The team is actually quite good when it wants to be.
Unless it signs a big time sniper (like Kovalev) again they need someone.

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Unless it signs a big time sniper (like Kovalev) again they need someone.
The offense don't really scare me .. we have a good core of forward prospect ..
but we don't have any legit top end defenseman in our prospect core ..
so IMHO the habs should trade up this year and grab Jack Johnson !

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Unless it signs a big time sniper (like Kovalev) again they need someone.
IIRC, Kovalev was injured or playing on the 4th line when Montreal went on it's hot streak. Yanic Perreault was playing first line wing I think.

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I still think Montreal needs size on the wing and a top defenceman. But then again, so do most teams. We just have to wait. It's going to be a crazy FA market whenever hockey resumes. I also predict an explosion of trades because many teams are going to have two years' worth of prospects to break into their lineups. With Hossa, Higgins, Plekanec, Perezhogin and the everlasting Hainsey, Montreal is going to be one of those teams.

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I believe Wiemer was signed by Calgary.

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I'd be willing to land a good FA D-man, but only if we get rid of Brisebois. We need ice time to give Hainsey a real opportunity this year. He has so much talent that it would be a shame not to give him a chance, especially when his play improved playing with Komi. I'd like to see him paired with Rivet, so that Craig taught him the NHL game like he did with Markov.

I'd also love to sign first line winger, and Kovalev seems to be a good choice since he showed chemistry with Koivu and Zednik in the play offs.

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I'd really love the Habs to acquire a top 4 dman, preferably a right handed one...I don't think the need for a UFA winger is that big...I mean, alot of people forget that the Habs were a playoff team last year without Kovalev...stick with the plan, let the young players develop, but then again, if a UFA proven scorer is available and willing to sign at the right price, why not?

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